This year’s edition has been turned into a virtual event

Seoul Marathon

01 May 2021 (Sat)


Marathon, 10 km

Seoul Marathon

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First held in 1931, Seoul Marathon is the oldest marathon event continuously held in Asia, and the second oldest in the world following the Boston Marathon.

It embodies modern history of Korea, also referred to as “The Miracle On the Han River”, as the race starts from Gwanghwamun (the palace) -the very heart of South Korean Capital, passes through the city hall and “Cheong-Gye-Cheon” - the testament of Korea’s modern history, and ends in the Seoul Olympic Stadium where 1988 Summer Olympics was held.

One of the fastest courses in Asia, it is the only IAAF Gold Label competition in the Republic of Korea, and the men’s course record of 2:05:13 and the women’s course record at 2:19:51 are exceptional records which are hard to find in other competitions.

Currently, about 35,000 participants run in the Seoul Marathon and show their love and interest in the contest.  Any participant is welcomed as long as they apply before the deadline.Seoul marathon's record is also accepted in most major marathon events like Boston or New York.

A commemorative t-shirt or singlet will be given to all participants, and a certificate(PDF) with a finisher medal will be given to every participate who pass the finishing line in time.

In addition, participants can easily enjoy the rich sights of Seoul and varieties of foods. Transportation and accommodation are very convenient as the competition is held in the center of Seoul. For more information about tourism, accommodation or transportation, please contact the organizer.

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Course details

Course profile
Course surface
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IAAF Platinum Label

Start address: 1-70 Sejongno, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea

Finish address: 9 Jamsil-dong, Songpa-gu, Seoul, South Korea

Route map

Seoul Marathon Route Map

Included in the fee

  • BIB, 
  • Timing Chip, 
  • Souvenir, 
  • Finisher medal, 
  • Booklet


Age Limit

18 Years or older at the date of the Marathon. 

Equipment Storage

CJ Trucks are available at the start for storage

Maximum Time

5 hours for the marathon / 1 hour 30min for 10K


No previous record required. Participants who want to be assigned in group A to D should turn in their previous official certificate of full marathon via Email. The certificate should be issued by official marathon committee which was held in recent 2 years(2018,2019)

Race Kit Includes

Brochure, Number Tag including timing chip, T-Shirt(10K) / Singlet(Full), Finisher medal for all finisher within 5 hours.


Drinking stations at every 5km point and Finish, sponge station at every 5km beginning from 7.5km point.


Net time


Seoul Metro Gwanghwamun Station(533) Line No.5 for Marathon Full Course and Mongchontoseoung Station(812) Line No. 8 for 10K Start


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Seoul Marathon

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The race information has been found on the official website of the event or through publicly available sources. Always refer to the official website the latest race information. Please let us know if any data is wrong or missing, by emailing us.